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Carrie Anne Philbin's Adventures in Raspberry Pi - Raspberry Pi

We are huge, giant, enormous fans of Carrie Anne Philbin. Carrie Anne’s a pioneering computing teacher, whose Geek Gurl Diaries YouTube series we …

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It's Now Easier For Hackers To Crack Crazy-Complex Passwords

An update to a free online password-cracking program just made it easier for hackers to get their hands on more complex passwords.<p>When you sign up for an account on a website and create a password, that information is stored in a company database as "cryptographic hashes": strings of numbers and …

What’s the difference between big data and business analytics?

I offend people daily. People tell me they do “big data” and that they’ve been doing big data for years. Their argument is that they’re doing …

Open source books

Learn more about open source and the growing open source movement with our comprehensive list of books below.<p>Download our free eBooks, which collect …

How to record time-lapse videos with your phone

We've all seen those arty videos of clouds moving at amazing speed over a landscape, or a clip in which plants grow before your eyes as several days …

Google's Cloud Drops Custom Linux For Debian

Google cloud workloads have had to use Google's customized version of Linux. Now, Google is moving to a more standard form: Debian Linux.<p>Google's 10 …

How To Write A Cover Letter

When a friend of mine – I’ll call her Carol – asked me to help with a job cover letter last weekend, I said sure, piece of cake. I write and edit for a living. How difficult could it be to fix a page of my friend’s prose?<p>Painfully difficult, it turns out. I spent hours sweating over Carol’s letter, …

Seven Customer Service Lessons I Learned In One Day With Richard Branson

It’s rare to find a leader who elevates the experience for employees and customers to such a degree that other brands benchmark against his or her company. I recently had a unique opportunity to spend a day with one such leader, an entrepreneur and billionaire who has built a brand considered the …

Are NFC payments dead?

The new generation of smartphones running the Android operating system come loaded up with special equipment, called NFC chips, that theoretically would allow for those phones to be used as payment device. Surprisingly, few pieces of software are available in the market to complete the loop, …

Nokia's Lumia 928 Could Be The Last Throw Of The American Dice

Nokia announced the Lumia 928 Windows Phone today, a high-end handset using Microsoft‘s Windows Phone 8 operating system that will be exclusively available through American carrier Verizon.<p>While the market share of Windows Phone has been rising, and Nokia makes up a significant number of the …

Europeans Want to Import American Entrepreneurialism

Two weeks ago, I spoke at The Next Web conference in Amsterdam, where I witnessed something extraordinary. Europeans came out of their self-assured shells and admitted they would like to be more like Americans: They want more entrepreneurs.<p>To celebrate this desire, this year the European Union (EU) …

LinkedIn Tips: 10 Ways To Do More

When LinkedIn launched 10 years ago, the network was seen as a novel -- but certainly not "must-use" -- online career and contact tool. Indeed, …